Chaat is a broad term that encompasses many different savoury Indian snacks. This recipe is made of yoghurt and potatoes and other chaat sauces.
It really is best if you can find round 'puris' (also called panipuris), 'sev' (small dried yellow noodles), green chutney, and a sweet and sour chutney. However, I have tried here to give as many substitutions as possible. If you can find them, use black salt in place of the rock salt, panipuris in place of the wheaten crackers, and sev instead of crisps.
I made this for a group that included a couple families from India. I thought it was a real dud, until my wonderful Indian friends showed me how to mix it all in bowls over broken up crakers (I was trying to balance all the toppings on top of the crackers!!!). They loved it!!!! Thanks for introducing me to Indian cooking!!!! - 24 Jul 2008
I loved it, particularly because it can be accomplished even by us poor people in the central european wasteland, where you can not simply go to ´"your local indian shop", as many recipe authors advise, and find "sev", "golgappa" or the like in abundance... it has been an absolute smash hit at my last birthday party. - 24 Jul 2008
Fantastic. Just like the dahi puri I used to eat in India. You can find black salt in the International foods section of most shops. Be sure to have everything ready before you start topping the puri. If you take your time, they'll become soggy. Thanks for a great recipe! - 24 Jul 2008